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TypeScript Microservices by Parth Ghiya

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When to alert and when not to alert?

No one is excited to wake up at 3.00 AM in the morning on Sunday. The general rule for alerting can be if something is not stopping customers from using your system and increasing your funds, then the situation is not worth waking up at 3.00 AM. In this section, we will look at some instances and decide when to alert and when not to:

  • Service goes down: Had it been monolithic, this would surely be a huge blow but, being a good microservice coder, you already have set up multiple instances and clustering. This would impact just a single user who would get functionality back on again service request and would prevent the failure to cascade up. However, if many services go down then this is definitely something ...

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